Translational research and clinical practice : basic tools for medical decision making and self-learning /

Stephen C. Aronoff offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to evidence-based medicine. The use of medical literature has always been an integral tool for patient care, yet recently the modern processes of question formulation, literature search, and study evaluation have changed with the adven...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Aronoff, Stephen C.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Developing a clinical question and searching the medical literature
  • The anatomy of a clinical study
  • Designs of clinical studies
  • Lies, more lies, and statistics
  • Answering a question regarding the treatment of a disease
  • Answering a question regarding the utility of a diagnostic test
  • Answering a question regarding prognosis and risk factors
  • Answering a question using a clinical prediction rule
  • Answering a question about etiology or differential diagnosis
  • Using medical evidence to answer a question regarding clinical presentation
  • Using meta-analyses to answer a question of diagnosis and therapy
  • Answering a question regarding causation
  • Clinical guidelines : prepackaged medical decisions
  • Putting it all together
  • Developing a plan for lifelong education
  • Teaching medical decision making.